List/Grid Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Moneyologist: My sister has a learning disability — I want her out of our family home

The Moneyologist: My sister has a learning disability — I want her out of our family home

Dear Moneyologist, I have a 52-year-old sister with mental retardation living with my 75-year-old mom and 73-year-old dad. My parents claim that they have left everything to my sister and… Read more »

Market Snapshot: Dow industrials post best annual gain in 3 years

Market Snapshot: Dow industrials post best annual gain in 3 years

U.S. stocks fell in the final trading day of the year on Friday as investors took profits on some of 2016’s highflying sectors, although major indexes posted strong annual gains… Read more »

NewsWatch: Dow industrials post best annual gain in 3 years

NewsWatch: Dow industrials post best annual gain in 3 years

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE U.S. stocks were slightly lower in the final trading day of the year on Friday, as investors took profits from some of 2016’s most highflying sectors, although… Read more »

Market Extra: Here are the biggest ETF winners and losers of 2016

Market Extra: Here are the biggest ETF winners and losers of 2016

The relatively solid gains that U.S. equity markets enjoyed over 2016 masks what a volatile and uncertain year it was across the globe. Wall Street began January with its worst… Read more »

Bond Report: Treasury yields rise for second consecutive year

Bond Report: Treasury yields rise for second consecutive year

Treasury yields retreated in a holiday-shortened session Friday, but posted a second straight annual rise in a volatile year that saw investors dump government bonds aggressively in the final quarter…. Read more »

Personal Finance Daily: How to use up your gift cards and get the upper hand in your divorce

Personal Finance Daily: How to use up your gift cards and get the upper hand in your divorce

Happy Friday, MarketWatchers! We are finally about to celebrate a new year! Get a jump on your 2017 with these top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance $1 billion in… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil posts 45% rise in 2016, biggest annual gain in 7 years

Futures Movers: Oil posts 45% rise in 2016, biggest annual gain in 7 years

Oil futures saw modest losses in the final trading session of 2016, but scored the biggest yearly rise since 2009. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures… Read more »

Mutual Funds Weekly: Smart investing in 2017 means saying goodbye to 2016

Mutual Funds Weekly: Smart investing in 2017 means saying goodbye to 2016

Don’t miss these top money and investing features: “In with the old year, out with the new” is how many investors treat their portfolios as January beckons. Many of us… Read more »

Jack Dorsey outlines New Year’s resolutions for Twitter and Square

Jack Dorsey outlines New Year’s resolutions for Twitter and Square

Jack Dorsey, chief executive of Twitter Inc. and Square Inc., on Friday set some New Year’s resolutions for the two companies he heads after asking users what they want. Drawing… Read more »

The Margin: Amazon Alexa gets child’s request REALLY wrong, offers up porn

The Margin: Amazon Alexa gets child’s request REALLY wrong, offers up porn

By Social media editor & Drone Reporter Who knew Alexa had a wild streak? A video of Amazon’s AMZN, -1.98%  Alexa Voice Service responding to a young child’s request into… Read more »

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